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    Default Coding EKG/EEG

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    I code EEg/EKG. My question is this?

    If the impression states "Abnormal EKG", would I code abnromal AND the symptoms ??

    I know in the coding world, if there is a definitive dx you do NOT code the symptoms,
    but in this case Im not quite sure, I recvd several different answers here in my office.

    Thanks everyone!!

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    Default abnormal ecg/ekg

    According to ICD-9-CM; 16, Symptoms,Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions (780-796). Try and get a more definitive Dx. If none available use these codes:

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    Exclamation Abnormal EKG with Dx

    If the EKG comes back with 1st degree AV block; sinus bradycardia; septal infarct, age undetermined; and Abnormal ECG, would you code the abnormal EKG (794.31) with the rest?

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    Phoenix, AZ


    No, I wouldn't. Coding the 1st av block, etc says that the EKG was abnormal
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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